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DON'T FEED STRANGERS CATS!!!!

89 replies

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:03

My cat has a sensitive stomach - someone has been feeding him and making him Ill. He's always an indoor/ outdoor cat he has PLENTY of food at home . I can't put a collar on him as he loses/ someone takes them off. Grrr

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HBGKC · 03/10/2022 18:04

I agree, strangers shouldn't eat cats.

Ohdearwhatabother · 03/10/2022 18:05

Putting it in your local Facebook group might help?


You have my sympathy someone did the same to one of my cats, made him terribly poorly for days. I don't let him out as much now.

PurplRainDancer · 03/10/2022 18:05

HBGKC · 03/10/2022 18:04

I agree, strangers shouldn't eat cats.

Genius 😂

Jengnr · 03/10/2022 18:05

If you want to regulate what he eats keep him at home. Don’t inflict him on strangers then expect them to respond as you want them to.

TheHoover · 03/10/2022 18:06

I only feed cats to my friends

AloysiusBear · 03/10/2022 18:06

Yanbu

People feed my super friendly very cute & cuddly young cat. I've got photo evidence of them putting fucking cows milk in a saucer and giving it to her. Cue a nasty mess in the litter tray and a sad kitty.

Hoppinggreen · 03/10/2022 18:07

Only feed cats to people you know well

AloysiusBear · 03/10/2022 18:07

If you want to regulate what he eats keep him at home. Don’t inflict him on strangers then expect them to respond as you want them to.

how is she supposed to do this? Most cats go outdoors. They can jump out of a tiny high window or dart through an open door.

Op is not bloody "inflicting" a cat on people choosing to entice in a pet that doesn't belong to them with food.

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:08

Inflict him on strangers??? 😂😂

Why should I make him unhappy and force him to stay in? Are you insane - don't you realise the onus is on actual people not to feed unknown cats???

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SpinMeRightRoundBabyRightRound · 03/10/2022 18:09

The cat from down the street bullies my semi feral outdoor cats and steals their food. It also loses it’s collar fairly often squeezing though our gate.

If by a massive coincidence it’s your cat, I’m not always free to stand over my cats bowls while they eat and scare the uninvited guest off Grin

ghostyslovesheets · 03/10/2022 18:09

agree - also don't take them in and say they are yours - my lovely boy has been home once since May - looking very well and not hungry - yes he doesn't have a collar but he is chipped so just check

EmeraldShamrock1 · 03/10/2022 18:09

What if it isn't left out for cats but they eat it anyway.

It might be food left for the wild fox or other animals at times when they can't find food.

properdoughnut · 03/10/2022 18:10

HBGKC · 03/10/2022 18:04

I agree, strangers shouldn't eat cats.

You win

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:10

SpinMeRightRoundBabyRightRound · 03/10/2022 18:09

The cat from down the street bullies my semi feral outdoor cats and steals their food. It also loses it’s collar fairly often squeezing though our gate.

If by a massive coincidence it’s your cat, I’m not always free to stand over my cats bowls while they eat and scare the uninvited guest off Grin

I don't live on a street. I suppose there is a TINY chance that may be true. However my DD told me she once saw a stranger feeding him something from their hand

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purplecorkheart · 03/10/2022 18:11

Sometimes it is not that easy. My aunt has two cats and has a cat flap but also likes to keep her kitchen window as her kitchen can get stuffy. She often finds her neighbours cats eating out of her cats bowls.

Kite22 · 03/10/2022 18:12

EmeraldShamrock1 · 03/10/2022 18:09

What if it isn't left out for cats but they eat it anyway.

It might be food left for the wild fox or other animals at times when they can't find food.

This.

If you want to monitor what a pet eats, then you need to monitor where they are really. It isn't for other people to worry about.

Sceptre86 · 03/10/2022 18:12

In summer I had my kitchen windows open and someone's cat came through and had knocked my dd's milk bottle over and was lapping it up. I wouldn't intentionally feed anyone else's cat, I wouldn't know where to start!

lannistunut · 03/10/2022 18:12

Cat owners can't have it both ways up. If you can't stop your cats shitting in other speople's gardens, you can't stop other people feeding your cats.

You either own the cat or you don't.

killthemall · 03/10/2022 18:12

HBGKC · 03/10/2022 18:04

I agree, strangers shouldn't eat cats.

I come here for the comedy gold.

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:15

My car's uses MY garden as a toilet actually.

And yes! Although I can't stop him from 'pinching' other animals food, I CAN expect actual humans not to feed him.

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Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:15

( grins at the puns on my post title)

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Midnights · 03/10/2022 18:16

Our very far neighbours cat will do anything to be in our house!! Jump on cars to mount roofs and get in windows, run between our legs as we enter the house after driving and parking up (getting kicked in the process half the time because he comes from no where!), run in the cat flap super close behind our cats before it shuts etc. He is a nightmare! He's also incredibly hard to get out of the house, so we end up going outside and putting dreamies down - otherwise he hides and runs and we can't get him out. He's very clever, if we shake the pouch but don't pour any he doesn't come out 😂

BloodAndFire · 03/10/2022 18:17

They're not making puns. They're pointing out the importance of punctuation in radically changing the meaning of a sentence.

Itshotoutthere · 03/10/2022 18:19

BloodAndFire · 03/10/2022 18:17

They're not making puns. They're pointing out the importance of punctuation in radically changing the meaning of a sentence.

Bloody hell. Excuse me - I didn't realise there were grammar police on here😂😂

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ShirleyPhallus · 03/10/2022 18:21

Is this more or less annoying than people taking photos of perfectly healthy and well kept cats and posting them to FB asking “is this cat lost? I saw it on the street so just asking”?

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